10 reasons people are proud to live in Manchester

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Manchester is a brilliant city to live in and Mancunians are justifiably proud of it. Here is why.

1. The music

Joy Division, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Oasis.. So many great bands have come from Manchester.

2. Acceptance

Manchester is a great city to be part of the LGBTQ+ community. Between the Gay Village and Manchester Pride, everyone is accepted for who they are.

3. It’s cosmopolitan

There are people from all over the world living in Manchester, making it a great melting pot. There are Jewish, Irish, Italian, Caribbean, and Chinese communities that are thriving in the city.

4. Science

 In 1948, the world’s first computer was produced and ran its first program at Manchester University.

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5. Coronation Street

The beloved British soap that started back in the 60s came from Manchester

6. Football

Manchester is home to two of the UK’s best team. Both City and United are making Mancunian proud. Just don’t ask which is better.

7. Political figures

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester and Karl Marx and Frederich Engels began writing the Communist Manifesto at Chetham’s Library.

8. Nightlife

Nothing beats a night out at the Northern Quarter and Mancunians know that.

9. Vimto

The delightful drink was invented in Manchester and everyone’s is very proud of it. There’s even a statue.

10. Friendliness

People in Manchester will talk to everyone and are great at making friends. Wherever you are, just start a conversation with someone arounds you and you’ll see.

How could Mancunians not be proud after all that?


This post was written by

Kristine Tsiknaki

Hey! I'm Kristine and I love writing about fun things to do in London. Check out my London and travel photography on instagram @DarcRose22